Reaction: S-adenosyl-L-methionine + anthranilate = S-adenosyl-L-homocysteine + O-methyl anthranilate
Other name(s): AAMT
Systematic name: S-adenosyl-L-methionine:anthranilate O-methyltransferase
Comments: In the plant maize (Zea mays), the isoforms AAMT1 and AAMT2 are specific for anthranilate while AAMT3 also has the activity of EC 126.96.36.1993, benzoate methyltransferase.
Links to other databases: BRENDA, EXPASY, KEGG Metacyc, CAS registry number:
1. Köllner, T.G., Lenk, C., Zhao, N., Seidl-Adams, I., Gershenzon, J., Chen, F. and Degenhardt, J. Herbivore-induced SABATH methyltransferases of maize that methylate anthranilic acid using s-adenosyl-L-methionine. Plant Physiol. 153 (2010) 1795-1807. [PMID: 20519632]